Daytona, Fla. – Despite not having any practice laps due to illness, Kevin Harvick made the pass for the lead with two laps remaining in Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout and went on to win for the second consecutive season.
Heading into the final lap of the race, Jeff Gordon got into the back of Greg Biffle, setting off a huge crash that ended the race under caution.
“You don’t expect it because you know that you can wreck anytime at a plate race, but you don’t really expect it. When you’re behind Jeff Gordon, who is one of the sport’s best, and the 16 was on old tires. I don’t know, one of them got into each other and lost it or something.” Kenseth said.
Kasey Kahne finished second, Jamie McMurray third, Kyle Busch fourth and Denny Hamlin finished fifth.
Kurt Busch took a wide ride after contact was made with Mark Martin. Busch went through the grass and his hood came up onto the windshield. Unable to see where his was going, he slid back across the track and hit the outside wall.
“Tough night for our Miller Lite Dodge. I’m not sure what really happened. I’m just making more laps in the ambulance than I am on the track (chuckles). We still have two good bullets. I thought that I was in the outside lane, crossed into the middle; I was just trying to figure out the draft with the big restrictor plate. Man, I’m making a bunch of mistakes I guess.” Busch said. Martin immediately apologized for the contact.
|18||9||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||64||Accident|
|25||4||82||Scott Speed *||Toyota||4||Accident|
|28||19||20||Joey Logano *||Toyota||3||Accident|